March 5, 2019

Tuesday Edition: #daily-stand-up

Why?

That extra nudge of accountability to achieve even a small step on your IH journey each day.

To join in:

01 Share your epic (a big chunk of work with a meaty objective) you'd like to complete by the end of March.

02 Share what you accomplished yesterday.

03 Share what you commit to accomplishing today.

04 Comment on at least one fellow hacker's progress and give them an IH Point for their check in.

Optional:

05 Share your Work In Progress to underscore your accomplishments.

Then tune in the tomorrow to share how you did on your own tasks!

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    01: EPIC

    Design, build and deploy a small, free web app which helps business owners craft better customer support emails. The goal is to build a real-world, useful product while honing my JavaScript skills.

    02: YESTERDAY

    Coded up the app's most basic functionality.

    03: TODAY

    Adapt code to allow for edge cases. Once I'm satisfied everything's in place, I will start refactoring the code so it's as clean and elegant as possible.

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      If you need someone to help test/validate, let me know. Know lots of startups who want better customer service tools for their users

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        @gelb That would be really great, thank you! I'll shoot you an email once my MVP is live :)

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    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of March:

    • Launch 11 March 2019.

    • Publish 18 articles. (18/18 determined, 1/18 written, 0/18 published)

    • Conduct 3 landing page experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69%.

    • Increase organic growth from 0 to 11 persons.

    • Persuade an additional 15 influencers to contribute posts. (4/15)

    YESTERDAY

    Apparently the birthday shenanigans were not over. Another surprise round last night when I returned to Seattle. Consequently, I'm light on completed tasks. (But heavy on the hangover.)

    • Spent more time developing a new scraper.

    • Responded to influencer emails.

    TODAY

    • Gather data for weekly reviews post.

    • Finish template for influencer post.

    • Send draft posts for launch to influencers for review.

    • Time box writing How To post.

    • Optimize About page for mobile.

    • Optimize Home page for mobile.

    KUDOS:@helengriffinjr for knocking down her job search!

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      Well done for getting any work done given the birthday shenanigans! Excited to follow the launch on the 11th. How are you feeling about it?

  3. 2

    01 Epic:

    Launch a SaaS business that solves a problem and get it into revenue and broadcast it live

    02 Yesterday

    Got 4 founders & investors onboard to speak with us for our interview series

    03 Today

    • Source more founders from Africa

    • Agree to bring on a marketing partner

    • Respond to a sponsor with an outreach plan

    04 Done

    Share:

    https://zerotorevenue.com

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      Just signed up, excited to see what you get up to!

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    EPIC:

    By end of March:

    • Launch the new landing page!

    • Continue push to get out of beta.

      • Need to quantify this and set a deadline this month.
    • From January(!): Solidify next steps for getting some beta users and feedback.

    • 3 new blog posts.

    • Create a new release.

    Past however many days:

    • Finished video. Not 100% happy with this, guess it's a WIP just like pages and everything else :-/ kdenlive also has some pretty annoying bugs.

    Next few days:

    • Tweak new landing page and fix mobile issues.

    • Work on other app for Brisa beta testers.

    • Plan next features.

    • Gonna give betalist another try shortly. If it's not accepted this time, I'm giving up on them.

    WIP: https://brisaboards.com/index-new.html - includes the video I'm planning to launch the new page with.

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    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Augmented Podcasts: (4/50) 8%

    • 12k MAU for the App: (0/12k)

    March Epics

    Milestone: Soft Launch: 33% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 38% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS MVP3: 48% Complete

    • [Epic] App MVP3: 15% Complete

    Yesterday

    • Prioritized some fixes coming out of beta

    Today

    • Work on removing mandatory account creation

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform

    Android App Beta: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.magrush.speech1

    iOS App Beta: https://testflight.apple.com/join/BOG412aL

    SaaS App Beta, for podcasters: https://magnusrush.com/app

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      Have you thought about launching a small podcast (even without users) to see how your app solves problems and could improve?

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        And BTW, I'm working on offline downloads

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          Cool. I don't get out on long drives, but I'll be ready to give it a try next weekend!

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        I had that idea a couple months ago, made 2 episodes on Anchor, and then it fell off my radar before I even published. Thanks so much, this is 100% something I should be doing regularly.

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          Nice! Dog fooding is always helpful :)